12 avril 2014

Assess Inquiry in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education

ASSIST-ME is research project, investigating formative and summative assessment methods to support and improve inquiry-based approaches in European science, technology and mathematics education. ASSIST-ME. More...

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Supporting Quality in e-learning European NeTworks

The “SEQUENT” project aims to promote excellence in the use of ICT in higher education, with a clear goal to prepare European Universities in line with the European Modernisation Agenda and to make higher education in Europe fit better to cross-border collaboration initiatives in the implementation of innovative and ICT enhanced partnerships. SEQUENT. More...

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Higher education Online: MOOCs the European way

The HOME (Higher education Online: MOOCs the European way) project is aimed at building a sustainable partnership with a view to exchange ideas and experiences related to European MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). This project is focused on dissemination and on developing a sound strategy for sustaining the open network of European MOOCs. HOME website. More...

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Outreach Empowerment Diversity

OED Network brings together 17 organisations from 14 countries. Our aim is to tackle the need for outreach to marginalised groups, especially migrants and ethnic minorities, for the development of more diversity in adult education, and especially the inclusion of learners´ voices, and for the empowerment of its learners to become active European citizens. Project link. More...

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Impact of Distance Education on Adult Learning

IDEAL aims to study the impact of distance education on the participation of adult learners in European higher education by analysing: the current offer of distance education in Europe, and who it is designed for and the social profile and needs of current and potential distance education students.
Increasing attainment levels of adult learners in higher education is an important objective of lifelong learning. EU Member States agreed to raise the benchmark for adult participation in lifelong learning to 15% by 2020. However there is still a long way to go. As data from the Labour Force Survey demonstrate, the average rate has fallen since 2005 to only 8.9% in 2011. The IDEAL consortium believes Open and Distance Learning (ODL) can contribute significantly to making higher education more accessible to adults, and ultimately to many. Project Link. More...

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Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Les activités de formation et de recherche dans les secteurs des sciences de la santé, des sciences et technologies et des sciences du sport, situent Lyon 1 au tout premier rang des universités françaises, quels que soient les critères retenus.
La cinquième université de France
L'université, installée sur 13 sites (surface totale bâtie de 443 000 m2) dans le Grand Lyon, à Bourg-en-Bresse, à Roanne et à St-Etienne, contribue efficacement au développement des territoires de l'ouest de la région Rhône-Alpes, région qui soutient ses initiatives. University Web site. More...

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Meritable MOOCs for the Mature Crowd

Logo-grayBy Jonathan Haber. The only thing surprising about the majority of MOOC students already having a college degree is that anyone was surprised by this.
Taking a look at the numbers, there are clearly more people in the post-college age bracket of 23-100+ than there are 18-22 year olds.  And given the self-motivation required to succeed in any independent learning experience, it is also no surprise that those who gravitate towards MOOCs already have experience succeeding in a pedantic learning environment. More...

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European policies: catalysts for innovation and youth employment

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training In vocational training, but also for general economic growth needed for employment, European policies are catalysts for innovation, according to Cedefop Director James Calleja.
Mr Calleja was a key panellist during the 3rd international conference on industrial technologies research and innovation, held in Athens from 9 to 11 April. The conference attracted over 1 000 delegates from 50 countries as well as 150 speakers in plenary and workshop sessions. More...

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Greener Skills and Jobs - Cedefop-OECD LEED publication

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingGreen skills, that is, skills needed in a low-carbon economy, will be required in all sectors and at all levels in the workforce as emerging economic activities create new (or renewed) occupations. Structural changes will realign sectors that are likely to decline as a result of the greening of the economy and workers will need to be retrained accordingly. The successful transition to a low-carbon economy will only be possible if workers can flexibly adapt and transfer from areas of decreasing employment to new industries. This paper suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process. Greener Skills and Jobs. More...

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Italia: l'istruzione e la formazione professionale possono migliorare le prospettive lavorative dei giovani

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training Italy has high numbers of young people participating in initial vocational education and training compared to the EU average. According to indicators compiled by Cedefop (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training), in 2012, 60% of all upper secondary students in Italy were vocational students, above the EU average of 50.3% and higher than in Germany (48.6%) and France (44.6%).
There is growing evidence that young people on high-quality apprenticeships and internships are more likely to acquire useful skills and attitudes to find suitable work and it seems from the data that upper secondary vocational graduates have better job prospects than general education graduates. The employment rate of upper secondary vocational graduates aged 20 to 34 in Italy is 74.6%, some 7.8 percentage points higher than for upper secondary graduates of the same age from general education. More...

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